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  • Posted on: 8 March, 2018 Deadline: 21 March, 2018
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  • The Auditor-General of South Africa ("AGSA") is established in terms of section 181(1) (e) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No.108 of 1996) as a state institution supporting the constitutional democracy. The constitutional functions of the AGSA are set out in section 188 of the Constitution and sections 4 of the Public Audit Act (Act No. 25 of 2004). Resolution A/66/209 adopted by the United Nations General Assembly further endorses the independence of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs).

    Audit Manager

     

    Job description

    Requirement Overview

    Is responsible to manage a portfolio of audits and to ensure that the quality the audits are effectively and efficiently managed within the allocated resource. To ensure that the audit reports are completed on time as prescribed by the PFMA and or MFMA.

    To oversee that SAICA requirements for the training of trainee accountants are adhered to.

    To assess the trainees on a regular basis by completing periodic reviews (every 2 months) and Development Need Analysis (every 6 months). Development areas must be identified and must be taken into consideration during the planning of the following 6 months.

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Managing audits
    • Provide on the job training to audit staff, in particular to under-performing staff. Give guidance on complex issues
    • Review audit working papers on a regular basis
    • Compile planning and reporting working papers relating to the audits
    • Liaise with management of the auditee on a regular basis through audit steering committees and audit committees
    • Liaise with private audit firms relating to contract out audits

    Administrative matters

    • Attend to requests of the Senior Manager relating to the audits
    • Attend to administration matters
    • Approval of timesheets, S & T and leave

    People matter

    • Supervise the SAICA Trainee Accountant Training Scheme
    • Maintain and enhance employee motivation.
    • Manage audit teams’ performance and implement a culture of performance management.
    • Assist in establishing the strategic direction of the component and manage teams by ensuring that they are aligned with the vision, mission and organisational strategic objectives of the Auditor-General.

    Financial management

    • Assist in identifying revenue growth opportunities within the component and optimise its operational expenditure.
    • Assist with the formulation of a budget.

    Skills, Experience & Education

    Qualification and Experience

    • CA(SA), RGA or ACCA qualification
    • Minimum of two years at Assistant Manager Level
    • Completed Articles

    Closing Statement

    • These appointments are subject to the preferred candidates obtaining the necessary security clearance, reference checking and competency assessment.
    • We embrace employment equity and are committed to achievement of fair and equal representation of our workforce.
    • Preference will be given to internal applicants and candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.
    • Auditor General welcomes applications from all persons with disabilities

    Assistant Manager: ERP

     

    Job description

    Requirement Overview

    To provide support to management in managing audit initiatives that promotes the secure, effective and efficient implementation/configuration of ERP systems within the government sector.

    Roles & Responsibilities

    Product

    • Participate in audit committee/steering committee meetings with Business Unit (BU) management as and when required
    • Conduct ERP audits covering the three audit phases:
    • Planning
    • Execution
    • Reporting

    Plan the ERP audit:

    • Define the objectives of the audit
    • Define the scope of the audit
    • Identify benchmarks to be utilised
    • Assess the risks from source documentation
    • Compile the audit plan
    • Conduct a walk through process with the relevant role players

    Execute tests, inclusive of:

    • Compliance to policies, procedures, standards and specifications
    • Adequacy on controls
    • Reliability of information
    • Efficiency and effectiveness of operations
    • Safeguarding of assets
    • Secure, efficient and effective configuration of ERP systems
    • Generate audit reports indicating:

    Audit findings

    • Recommendations
    • Conduct a closure meeting, where appropriate, to discuss:
    • Accepted recommendations to be implemented and timelines applicable
    • Rejected recommendations and internal actions to be implemented
    • Target dates for implementation and review
    • Supervise subordinates in the execution of the three audit phases
    • Supervise team meetings regarding the direction and progress on the audits
    • Provide guidance to auditors on audit related matters
    • Conduct the field work in accordance with policies and procedures
    • Communicate to Manager and Senior Manager on progress or obstacles during the audit
    • Submit the audit report for publishing and archiving
    • Finalise the audit file and submit for archiving in accordance with policies and procedures
    • Provide support in the review of contract work and quality assurance
    • Promote and manage sound internal controls within the Business Unit
    • Keep abreast of the latest development at the AGSA
    • Manage audits within the allocated time frame
    • Manage audits in adherence to internal processes, policies and procedures

    Stakeholder Relationships

    Maintain internal stakeholder relationships:

    • Participate in debriefing sessions with regularity audit on the previous year’s audits performed
    • Engage with team members during the audit process
    • Liaise with colleagues within the Business Unit
    • Maintain external stakeholder relationships:
    • Liaise with audit firms
    • Liaise with prospective employees
    • Liaise with Auditees with regards to Audit requirements

    Training

    • Develop Oracle ERP audit procedures
    • Roll out Oracle ERP training to ISA centre
    • Coach and upskill employees with the BU where required
    • Provide on-the-job training

    Financial Management

    • Support the Manager to ensure the delivery of high quality, accurate and cost effective audits through effective planning and resource management
    • Ensure effective and efficient management of projects in terms of time, cost and quality
    • Providing input to manager on:
    • Planning of audits under her/his control
    • Budgeting requirements
    • Organisational reporting needs
    • Ensure that hours and expenses booked are in accordance with the allocated budget
    • Achieve own recoverability target
    • Manage budget in accordance with policies, procedures and legal requirements
    • Complete budget management actions within the allocated time frames

    IT effectiveness

    • Assist the Manager in maintaining industry, information technology and audit knowledge, skills and abilities relating to ERP systems.
    • Monitor trends within the information technology and government sectors to identify emerging areas of risk facing government.
    • Assist the Manager with the coordination of the portfolio of IT effectiveness audits covering:
    • Value-for-money IT audits
    • Effective and efficient deployment of IT infrastructure and services

    Ad-hoc duties

    Perform and/or manage other projects, tasks and assignments not stipulated on the Job description as and when required

    Skills, Experience & Education

    • Formal Education
    • B Degree in Auditing, Computer Science or Informatics

    The Following Will Be An Added Advantage

    • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
    • ERP Certificate (Oracle, PeopleSoft or JD Edwards

    Knowledge

    • Knowledge of Auditing
    • In-depth knowledge and skills in auditing Oracle Application (ERP system).
    • Practical/ manual approach of extracting data from Oracle ERP system without the assistance of an audit tool:
    • Auditing system administration functions
    • Automated/ Application control review
    • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of finance and the components involved in finance; must be able to apply PFMA and MFMA principles and adhere to due dates

    Experience

    Minimum 3-5 years Oracle ERP System auditing experience

    Closing Statement

    • These appointments are subject to the preferred candidates obtaining the necessary security clearance, reference checking and competency assessment
    • We embrace employment equity and are committed to achievement of fair and equal representation of our workforce.
    • Preference will be given to internal applicants and candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.
    • Auditor General welcomes applications from all persons with disabilities
    • Agencies are allowed to forward submit CVs for people living with disabilities

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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